rack·​ety ˈra-kə-tē How to pronounce rackety (audio)
: noisy
: rowdy

Examples of rackety in a Sentence

anyone operating that rackety machine had better wear earplugs the once-familiar sight of a rackety newspaper office with reporters pounding away at typewriters
Recent Examples on the Web However, its stabilizers are loud, especially the rackety spacebar that popped up aggressively with a loud plastic clack during testing. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 23 Feb. 2022 Whether the rackety Italian state can process this money effectively, however, is a different question. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 18 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rackety was in 1773

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“Rackety.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rackety. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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